Part of Dual credit

Dual credit – Apply for course codes

School authorities can apply for course codes for new local dual credit learning opportunities for high school students.

Important dates

Dual credit course code application deadlines for 2021/22:

Summer school and semester 1 courses: May 1, 2022

Semester 2 courses: November 1, 2022


New course codes are required when school authorities design new dual credit programming for high school students. If the learning opportunities are being offered through a partnership, it is up to the lead school authority to apply for the codes.

Provincial dual credit pathways have existing course codes. School authorities do not need to apply to use them.

Find out more about dual credit planning and programming.

How to apply

Step 1. Review the guiding documents

Make sure the new dual credit course aligns with the description, guiding principles and criteria in the:

Step 2. Meet the requirements

The new dual credit course:

  • does not replace a diploma equivalent course or a Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program, either in English or French
  • aligns with student interests and needs
  • is connected to a local or provincial labour market need
  • has received school authority approval
  • will not begin before the authorized start-date

Step 3. Complete the application

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Use one Dual Credit Course Code Application for:

  • multiple course codes within the same dual credit programming area
  • partnerships with other school authorities, with the lead authority submitting the application package

Step 4. Submit the application package

Email the application to [email protected].

After you apply

The application review process takes 4 to 6 weeks from the submission date. If new course codes are authorized, they will be emailed to the lead school authority and all partners.


Connect with the Alberta Education Dual Credit program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Email: [email protected]